Spot! Guggenheim Collection - Chuck Close, Stanley, 1980-1981

Spot! Guggenheim Collection - Chuck Close, Stanley, 1980-1981

In this large-scale oil portrait, the American artist depicts a travelling salesman whom he met on the beach. Working from a photograph, Close transfers the image onto a grid and then from that grid onto canvas by systematically applying small coloured dots to it. In this portrait too, as in other works of his, he adopts monumental proportions that go way beyond the life-size. An exponent of the artistic movement known as Photorealism or Hyperrealism, the artist melds in his paintings an abstract component, which can be detected in the details of the painting, with a faithful reproduction of the photographic image.

Info:
meeting point: the rotunda at 7 pm
via Nazionale, 194
the workshop fee is included in the price of admission to the exhibition




please make sure you get there 15 minutes before the workshop is due to begin
 
Calendario eventi
 
  • Cine60

    A Decade in the Italian Cinema

    10 April > 9 June 2015

  • Mathematicians at work

    To tie in with the "Numeri. Tutto quello che conta da zero a infinito" exhibition

    9 > 30 April 2015

  • Encounters with Matisse

    To tie in with the Matisse. Arabesque exhibition

    18 March > 13 May 2015

  • Matisse.doc

    Documentaries on Matisse. To tie in with the Matisse. Arabesque exhibition

    19 > 29 March 2015

  • Some like it classic IV

    notes of Cinema History

    28 October 2014 > 19 May 2015

 
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